The Cuban Economy - A steady welfare revolution

Kasper Buch Tanderup, Kasper Munk Hansen, Kasper Kiilerich, Emil Grinderslev & Pablo Lai Arce Aravena

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


The island state of Cuba is widely recognized for having achieved remarkable success in carrying out projects in their social service sector. Education and healthcare is universal, they have managed well in science, housing and in general can be assumed to have maintained a relatively high level of welfare. These facts make them stand out from most developing countries, as they have managed to build and sustain a social service sector which could be compared to those of highly developed countries, while at the same time having the economic capacity similar to that of poor countries, and to add grievance being under a trade-embargo by the United States. This presents us with a paradox, a challenge to the general assumption that a high level of welfare in a population can only be achieved through the generating of wealth. We have therefore reviewed the literature on the relationship between the Cuban economy and their general welfare, as well as analysing Cuban welfare policy which allowed us to gain insight in how this has been accomplished. The term welfare has moreover been examined, in our attempt to conclude whether or not Cuba has sustained a high level of it.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato8 jun. 2015
VejledereLaust Schouenborg


  • Cuba
  • Embargo
  • Welfare